Miami football schedule 2020: Predicting every Miami Hurricanes game

Manny Diaz, Miami Hurricanes. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Manny Diaz, Miami Hurricanes. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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Are there 10 wins on the Miami football schedule for Manny Diaz?

Will this be the year Miami football gets back to being The U again?

It’s been a while since we could count on the Miami Hurricanes to be one of the better college football teams consistently. We thought Miami was back for good this time in 2017, but that proved to be Mark Richt‘s last stand as a good college football coach. His last year in Coral Gables was bad and Manny Diaz‘s first season taking over last year wasn’t all that great either.

But year two is when it pops if you have the right coach. I mean, it did in year two under Richt, right? As for Diaz, he has a preseason All-American defensive lineman in Gregory Rousseau who has the chance to be this year’s version of Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Chase Young. Diaz also netted a strong graduate transfer quarterback in D’Eriq King from Houston.

Miami will contend with the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Virginia Tech Hokies for the ACC Coastal crown, while Bronco Mendenhall’s Virginia Cavaliers lost too much talent off last year’s team to repeat in the division. Though the ACC Coastal champion will be cannon fodder for the Clemson Tigers to have their way with, maybe Miami is good enough to get back to Charlotte?

So what we’re going to do today is look at all 12 of Miami football’s regular-season games. How navigable of a season slate is it? Where are all the wins coming from? Who should the Canes be on the lookout for being upset? Are there any games on the schedule that are certain losses? Let’s find all that out now and then some.

Here is a game-by-game prediction of Miami football’s 2020 schedule.